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SheetView Control

, 12 Dec 2003
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A Microsoft Visual Interdev Tab Control

Sample screenshot


The sample image shows what it is all about. I wanted to write a kind of osql.exe-with-a-GUI (osql is the command line utility which comes with the Microsoft MSDE database). I don't like the .NET tab controls: it's like they are a toolbar. So, I decided to write my own. It's a very simple control: there is no scrollbar to the right nor arrows to the left, to change the current selected tab.

The source code contains a demo project as well. SqlPad.cs shows you how to use the class SheetView.


_SheetView = new SheetView();
_SheetView.Dock = DockStyle.Bottom;
_SheetView.Height = 18;
_SheetView.Font = new Font("verdana", 8, GraphicsUnit.Point);
_SheetView.Sheets.Add(new Sheet("Output 1"));
_SheetView.Sheets.Add(new Sheet("Output 2"));
_SheetView.OnSelectionChanged += new EventHandler(OnOutputWindowChanged); 
void OnOutputWindowChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    _Output[0].Visible = false;
    _Output[1].Visible = false;
    _Output[_SheetView.SelectedIndex].Visible = true;

Note 1: SqlPad also shows you how to handle the typical File New, Open, Save and Save As menu items. Take a look at Document.cs and SqlDocument.cs. However, Document needs a little polishing if you want to use it in your own projects: for example, there're no property filters. The project also shows how to deal with the Undo Bug in RichTextBox: examine RichTextBoxBase.cs if you're interested.

Note 2: SqlPad isn't finished at all. I thought it would be easy to create a syntax color text box based on RichTextBox, but it isn't. I would have to write my own editor from scratch, but on my computer, it seems that it would be better to implement one in C, .NET is too slow.


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Comments and Discussions

GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmembermanoj kumar choubey26-Feb-12 21:22 
GeneralUpdate Pinmemberq12345678916-Dec-03 2:25 
GeneralDraggable Tabs Pinmemberklenne15-Dec-03 1:38 
GeneralRe: Draggable Tabs Pinmemberq12345678915-Dec-03 21:49 
GeneralRe: Draggable Tabs Pinmemberklenne9-Jan-05 2:54 
GeneralSyntax Highlighting Textboxes Pinmemberjdunlap13-Dec-03 10:55 
QuestionWhere's the sample image? PinmemberAndrew Allen13-Dec-03 6:06 
AnswerRe: Where's the sample image? Pinmemberq12345678913-Dec-03 22:29 

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